October 08 2014 03:46PM
Hello there fellow loyal soldiers of Canucks Army! Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Ashley March but you can call me March or Marchy, but don’t call me late for dinner!
Great, a corny lame joke to start off your introduction. Jesus Ashley, first impressions are crucial.
Anyway, I write words about hockey on the interwebz for, well, what I hope is more than my own enjoyment. I started my own blog, won an award for said blog, and now I find myself here on the Pacific side of the hockey world, which is something new for me considering I live an hour away from and in between Ottawa and Montreal. I know. I can feel your pity already.
“But if she lives on the East Coast and gets stuffed with more Habs, Sens and Leafs news than Miley Cyrus, how is she ever going to write about our beloved Canucks?!”
Oh mama knows, child. Mama knows her hockey.
October 07 2014 10:18PM
HOCKEY STARTS TOMORROW! I CAN'T PUT MY ARMS DOWN!
It's that time of year again. It's cold, foggy, the beer is better and my Filipino neighbors are queuing up Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You". Smell that? It's hockey season, folks. Like Tag-Team, I'm hear to check it to wreck it, so lets begin. I'm back doing headshots. More after the jump.
October 07 2014 06:30PM
Ex-Comet Mathieu Corbeil still in his Utica Mask - Courtesy of @AHLFlames
Here at Canucks Army, we have a few activities we consistently enjoy: writing analysis on the Canucks, looking at fancystats, and occasionally even watching a real hockey game. Sometimes we even leave our mother’s basement to attend a real hockey game in person.
This past weekend, the Utica Comets played two pre-season games both against the Adirondack Flames (AHL Affiliate of the Calgary Flames). The game on Friday night was in a smaller community arena in Rome, NY rather than their home in Utica, so after work I jumped in my car and headed to upstate New York where I had press access to this game to watch the Comets as they try and figure out their roster.
Read past the jump because I watched this game.
October 07 2014 04:00PM
It’s been six months since Mike Gillis was relieved of his position as general manager. Now that we’ve had a bit of time to put away our pitchforks until next spring and reflect on his tenure, it is becoming clear that the Gillis era was the Golden Age of Vancouver Canucks hockey.
In September of 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks assigned Ryan Stanton to waivers. As one of the best run franchises in the league, has developed a habit of consistently drafting and developing excellent talent, and have been in the habit of gifting exciting young defensemen away like goody bags at a children’s birthday party.
While, this shrewd waiver pick up by Gillis was met with very little fanfare at the time, it just may be the last great move of the Gillis era.
Why am I so high on Stanton? Find out on the other side of the jump.
October 07 2014 11:30AM
Before the regular season begins, I just wanted to take a moment to talk about John Tortorella one last time. I feel like I never gave him a proper send off, and I wanted to make sure I gave one of the greatest coaches in Canucks history his just due.
Although our time together was short, John had quite an impact on the city of Vancouver. I remember his hiring like it was yesterday... (read more past the jump)